The other day, I had a dream. It was not on the level of Martin Luther King Jr. 's 'I Had a Dream' dream, but it was significant in Jeff's world.
Pharoah once had a Dream, too -->
My dream began with me living in this world with total angst. My fears and the unresolved questions troubled my mind, and I was in despair. My family, finances, and another partisan political election year in these 'Divided' States of America also weighed on me. This world is at war in Ukraine & Gaza, our country is without borders, and we live in a land where traditional Christian Values are considered 'hate speech.'
At one point in this dream, I hollered out loud enough for my wife to help calm me... but not loud enough for her to smother me with a pillow and end up on Dateline.
But next, my dream shifted from angst to a place where I had new eyes and understanding with a Heavenly perspective. Though I could see the above-noted problems, I had peace as I understood God was in control. I could sense His wisdom, presence, & power, cradling every circumstance, whether good or bad. No moment of despair, border crisis, war, pandemic, injustice, or the rejection of God with words, emotions, profanity, hatred, or consequence was outside of His touch.
Even in this world celebrating DOWN as the new UP, WRONG as the new RIGHT, and where you can choose your own gender like it was on the McDonald's drive-thru menu.
God is the great creator and architect of all things, from beginning to end. His ways and plans alone are the true light in this dark world, and no wild-haired, rebellious, free-will scheme of man will alter God's plan.
In this dream, I could see this world still raging but with a glimpse of peace as God's Spirit was woven through each issue to where I could feel His presence and control.
The darkness found in panic dissipates in God's light. Though men still do horrible things to each other and bad 'stuff' will continue to happen to good people on this Earth, there is a perspective outside of man's that is God's alone. God's Eye sees the whole story of this life and also with eternity in mind.
Then, this Heavenly dream state was ending, and I felt sad, wondering if I would have the choice to stay.
But the morning comes. I get up and begin a new day while this dream plays in my mind. While I cannot recapture that Heavenly perspective, I am impressed that GOD IS IN CONTROL even in this 'enlightened' 'broken' world. His attentive love is woven into the very fabric of this life.
So onward and forward I intend to go. Seeking God through His Word, in my prayers, and maybe... even my dreams... (in that order of course)
Note: This was my dream, not a revelation, but I still believe there was a message of truth from God for me and maybe for you.
May God bless each of you as you seek and serve Him.
Jeff (dreaming BIG) Larson
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson